• Director
  • Accompanist
  • Assistant Director
  • The Chorus
  • Members

NMC's New director starting our 2017-18 season is Victoria Rondinelli

Sorry No PhotoVictoria Rondinelli is a recent graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, where she received the University's Award for Academic Excellence within her Masters of Music Therapy as well as the Manfred and Penny Conrad Graduate Award of Distinction. For her graduate research, Victoria focused on the use of vocal improvisation in pain management. Victoria also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (with a specialty in Voice Instruction studying under renowned Canadian Mezzo-Soprano, Anita Krause-Wiebe) from 2012, as well as her Bachelor of Education at Althouse College (UWO) where she graduated with Honors and Distinction in 2013.

Victoria began piano training at age four and voice training at age seven in Niagara Falls, Ontario. She has participated in frequent Kiwanis Music Festival competitions (for both voice and piano) as well as the annual NATS competition. To compliment her love and passion for teaching, Victoria has participated in various concerts in the Niagara Region as well as performed with the UWOpera during her time at Western. She recently sang as the Alto Soloist in Handel's Messiah with renowned Canadian Organist, Dr. Wayne Carroll. She has been teaching voice and piano privately for over 10 years in London, Ontario.

Victoria's passion for choral music has provided her the opportunity to conduct children's choirs, church choirs, high school choirs and community choirs in both Niagara Falls and London, which led to her being recognized by Western University with the 2013 Dawson Woodburn Memorial Award for Excellence in Vocal/Choral Pedagogy.  She acted as assistant conductor to Dr. Wayne Carroll at Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Thomas, Ontario for over five years and was recently a guest conductor at the Royal Canadian College of Organist's 88th Annual Christmas Service. Victoria has conducted the West Elgin Choral Society in Dutton, Ontario for four seasons.

She is excited to be joining the Niagara Men's Chorus this season!

Fran Spoar Our accompanist is pianist, organist and assistant director, Fran Spoar.
Fran resides in Fort Erie where she is enjoying retirement. She was an elementary school teacher, choral director for the District School Board of Niagara retiring in June 2003.
Fran was an accompanist/assistant director with the Gentlemen Songsters for 13 years, and sang with the Robert Wood Singers for 12 years.
Her other accomplishments include studying the flute and as the accompanist for " Melodia" a ladies quartet.
Burt Warkentin Trevor is an elementary teacher at John Marshall School and has been teaching for 12 years. He joined the Niagara Men's Chorus when he was 16 and just barely driving. He was the President of AMCO for 2 years. He is involved with the Ontario Music Educators' Association and is on the Board of Directors. He has three children, Ethan, Bethany, and Caleb. He is actively involved at his church, Grace Gospel in Niagara Falls.
Founded on the principles of good singing, good fellowship and public service, our mission today is the same as when we started those many years ago “To promote, develop and maintain a male voice chorus in the Niagara Peninsula, providing quality musical entertainment for audiences and self-satisfaction for participants”.

The Niagara Men’s Chorus
performs a wide range of music in four part harmony, including contemporary, inspirational, classics and Broadway numbers. The group sings regularly at many venues for fund raisers and other social gatherings. We charge a nominal fee to cover expenses; however, we often waive our fee for charitable fund-raising events and give free performances to seniors’ homes and organizations.

One of our highlights each year is our annual show in November which is a culmination of all works throughout the year, featuring a variety of musical compositions, with special guests, providing entertainment for all ages.

As members of the Associated Male Choruses of Ontario since 1996, we are pleased to represent the Niagara region at all of the functions of this Ontario-wide organization and participate in the AMCO Scholarship programs as well as our own local scholarship awards initiative.

First Tenors: D’Arcy Cashmore, Alan Eidt, Tony Jamestee, Daniel Matkowski, Tom Quarantillo, Daniel White.

Second Tenors: Steven Harper, Blaine MacDougall, Reg MacGregor, Eric McKnight, Robert Peabody, Dan Plunkett, Roger Purdy, John Senn, Fred Spoar, Lyle Teakle.

Baritones: Carey Calder, Keith Ebert, Rick Evans, Rob Hay, Jack Lavender, Jeff Maissan, Tom Mousseau, Bob Passfield, Dave Payne, Jim Powell, Joel Press, Willard Thorne, Ted Wiens.

Basses: Gary Beaupit, Jerry Bergsma, Bill Clark, George Dunn, George Fletcher, Barry Henderson, Richard Hirst, Tom Hodges, Bill Lane, Dave Moffat, Peter Neufeld, Barry Pow, Peter Simpson, Chris Steenhof, Ken Styles, Trevor Teakle, Arnie Thiessen, Ken Trotz.

Percussion: Taylor Simpson.